NASA Vet Leland Melvin Appointed to BWX Technologies Board

Leland Melvin

Leland Melvin, a 24-year NASA veteran, has joined the board of directors at nuclear components manufacturing company BWX Technologies (NYSE: BWXT).

Melvin worked as associate administrator for education from October 2010 through his retirement in 2014 and as a mission specialist on board the space agency’s shuttle Atlantis, BWXT said Tuesday.

The retired NASA astronaut co-chaired the White House’s Federal Coordination in STEM Education Task Force and represented the U.S. as head of the International Space Education Board.

Melvin serves on the board of trustees at University of Richmond, where he earned obtained his bachelor’s degree in chemistry, and is a director’s fellow at the MIT Media Lab.

Prior to NASA, he was a football player with the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys.

You may also be interested in...

William Conley CTO Mercury Systems

Mercury Systems’ William Conley Joins NDIA Central Georgia Chapter Board

William Conley, chief technology officer of Mercury Systems (Nasdaq: MRCY), has been named to the board of directors for the National Defense Industrial Association's Central Georgia chapter. He will serve as a board member for a term of up to six years, Mercury Systems said Thursday.

Cloud IT

DHS Posts $3B Data Center, Cloud Solicitation

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a request for proposals for its indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity Data Center and Cloud Optimization contract worth potentially $3.35B over 10 years.